Details of a contribution
Teaching materials based on mind map
Wednesday July 8th, 10:30am - 11:30am. D14 (First floor).
Contribution by ||Mrs Mária BAK”, Hungary
New approaches to mathematics teachersí professional development.
Age of the students featured in the presentation (if so): 14-24
Type: 15 mins Talk
SummaryTeaching materials based on mind map
Recently students' attitudes have altered, instead of doing a long research in libraries; they just do a mouse click. Similarly students do not use the traditional information management tools of technical books, for example the index, cross-references, table of contents etc. In this article we will show how we can produce teaching material in a format beloved by students, and convenient for teachers, too.
Mind maps are used to visualize, structure and memorize ideas. At teaching we assign several definitions, theorems, remarks or examples to the words of mind maps. Unfortunately these long texts do not fit to a mind map, and the text formatting capabilities of a mind map software are poor, which is a real drawback in case of mathematical texts. Moreover if the graph of the mind map contains many connections, the figure becomes impenetrable.
Hence we disassembled the graph: one page or one section contains only one central idea or word. This concept is surrounded with ideas and words connected to it. The TeX invented to typeset of mathematical texts enables to create mathematically correct and aesthetic teaching material, and the pdf format helps to move between connected concepts.
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